peNNai, piNai, piNi, piTi ( RE:River Krishna)]

Chandrasekaran, Periannan Periannan.Chandrasekaran at DELTA-AIR.COM
Tue Mar 23 22:27:42 UTC 1999

> -----Original Message-----
> From: S.Kalyanaraman
> Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 1999 9:37 PM
> could be an abbreviate form of pen. pan-ai = female
> palmyra pal; the
> component phonemes are perhaps unrelated to the river semant.
> The distinction between male and female trees is that the
> male tree of a
> species yields gum resin...

Doesn't the Ta. peNNai denote both male and female palmyra tree;
   and not just the female palmyra tree?
I would really be interested in knowing such a usage for that word.
And the word for male palm(yra) tree if any.


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